Quique Setién, in the bench of Lisbon during the Barça-Bayern


Insinuations of Quique Setién about Leo Messi

Published:21/09/2022 - 21:49h

Updated:21/09/2022 - 21:49h

The stage of Quique Setién like technician of the FC Barcelona finished very far of what expected when it arrived to the Camp Nou. The technician went with that goleada in Champions in front of the Bayern and without a good relation with Lionel Messi

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Quique Setién, exentrenador of the FC Barcelona in the season 2019-20, follows without team and will be the protagonist this Thursday to the 22 hours in a 'Report Setién', of the that has known a new advance. After a previous comment on this complicated stage in the Barcelona club, where commented that "there are punctual situations that are uncomfortable", the Cantabrian technician is asked in this fragment by his relation with Leo Messi.

His answer does not leave indifferent to anybody and opens the door to any type of interpretation: "Of Messi prefer not speaking". Eder Sarabia, second of Setién in this stage and current technician of the Andorra, yes extends something more in the program in his answer on Messi. "I at the beginning had very good relation, but is truth that afterwards deteriorates a bit by the results, because the situation of the club was not the best... I think that he was not happy of the all and as a result of this his exit of the Barça and all this".

Quique Setién, however, yes speak long and tended of Messi in a talk in November of 2020. Then it revealed that "there are players that are not easy to manage. Between them Leo, is truth. Also it is necessary to take into account that it is the best footballer of all time. And who am I to change him! If there they have accepted him during years as it is and have not changed him... There is another facet that is not the one of player and is more complicated to manage. Much more. Something inherent to a lot of sportsmen as it sees in the documentary of Michael Jordan".

It added that "it is very reserved but does you see the things that he wants to. It does not speak a lot. Yes, look, looks… After leaving me what yes have clear is that in determinate moments had to have taken other decisions, but there is something that is above you: the club. And it is above the president, of the player, of the trainer. It is the club and the fans", explained.

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In that talk, beside Vicente Of the Forest, extécnico of the Real Madrid, remembered the sentence of Gerardo 'Tata' Martino to Messi in the season 2013-14: "I Know that if flames to the president, can throw me anytime, but no show it to me every day". And the answer of Setién was conclusive: "it does not do me fault that anybody say me what said Martino or another. I have lived it. I have had sufficient experiences to do an exact assessment of how are really this boy and the other".

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